This year was awsome at Viva. Not only did I have an ad in the program, I did some glamorous sets. (you'll find the photos on set of the week)
Here's a little bit about my experience...
Packing! Since we drove, I bacsically take everything I might possibly wear. There are at least two wardrobe changes a day. For me three, since I was working doing hair. Work, daytime and my after five outfit. That goes for lashes as well. This is one event where "there is no such thing as too much rouge", said by a dear friend whom I first went with back in 2002.
Daily events to expect are shopping. Vintage vendors new and used. Altough, not as many vintage as I remember. There were a lot more reproductions. Music and bands. Gambling of course. I try to win back what I spend on shopping. Most of the time it works! ;) Jive class, fashion show, car show, burlesque, and the tiki pool party.
There are so much more to the music and bands. I got to see Deke Dickerson, Chuck Berry and Wanda Jackson, just to name a few. Some fabulous burlesque performances, hot classic cars (in my car show outfit), and some fancy bathing suits at the madatory pool party. I jokingly say "mandaotry" because the weather was soooo windy! Everyone wants/needs to be there... see and be seen!
The highlight of this year were the people I met. I did some stylish hair and got to share a lot of compliments with men and women. The rockabilly scene, I guess with any scene for that matter, has a tendancy to be "too cool for school", but not this year. Or at least I didn't pay any attention to it. Excited for next year!